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Bolts sign C Pouliot; add Fleming to coaching staff

The Sports Network

7/23/2010 6:34:13 PM

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday signed center Marc-Antoine Pouliot to a one-year, two-way contract.

The 25-year-old Pouliot registered seven goals and 14 points in 35 games with Edmonton last season.

"He will add depth at the forward position and has a great chance to become a contributor in Tampa Bay," said Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

Originally selected by the Oilers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Pouliot has 21 goals and 32 assists in 176 career games.

The Lightning have also named Wayne Fleming assistant coach. He has more than 30 years of coaching experience, both internationally and at the NHL level. He served as an assistant to Pat Quinn in Edmonton last season.